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Table 2 health care use of the homeless people: descriptive and univariable results (total n homeless: 121)

From: Unique health care utilization patterns in a homeless population in Ghent

  Had contact with GP Total n   Had contact with ED Total n   Had contact with secondary care Total n  
  n (%)   P* n (%)   P* n (%)   P*
Sex    0,151   121 0,507   121 0,274
   Male 63 (80,8)    29 (87,9)    30 (78,9)   
   Female 15 (19.2)    4 (152,1)    8 (21,1)   
Age    0,693   120 0,466   121 0,171
   18-29 24 (31,2)    12 (36,4)    12 (31,6)15 (39,5)   
   30-39 20 (26,0)    11 (33,3)    7 (18,4)   
   40-49 20 (26,0)    5 (15,2)    4 (10,5)   
   50-59 11 (14,3)    4 (12,1)    0 (0,0)   
   60-65 2 (2,6)    1 (30,0)      
Educational level    0,621   121 0,740   121 0,274
   No education/primary school        3 (7,9)   
   lower education 11 (14,1)    6 (18,2)      
   Lower vocational school 15 (19,2)    7 (21,2)    9 (23,7)   
   Higher vocational school 46 (59,0)    19 (57,6)    25 (65,8)   
   Higher education/University 6 (7,7)    1 (3,0)    1 (2,6)   
Nationality    0,344   121 0,827   121 0,989
   Belgian 66 (84,6)    29 (87,9)    33 (86,8)   
   Non-Belgian 12 (15,4)    4 (12,1)    5 (13,2)   
Subjective health perception    0,019      121 0,116
   Good or very good 41 (52,6)       19 (50,0)   
   Fair, bad or very bad 37 (47,4)       19 (50,0)   
Current smoker    0,426   113 0,683   113 0,257
   Yes 64 (87,7)    28 (87,5)    33 (94,3)   
Type of GP practice    0,396   76 0,647   76 0,629
   Single handed 19 (31,7)    8 (44,4)    10 (40,0)   
   Two handed 5 (8,3)    1 (5,6)    1 (4,0)   
   Group practice 36 (60)    9 (50,0)    14 (56,0)